Resource Directory

Welcome to Safe+Sound Somerset’s Resource Directory! The Resource Directory is a partial list of the resources available in our community, and is meant to be a starting point to help you identify services and providers. Please note that Safe+Sound Somerset cannot vouch for any of these resources. Search websites, ask for recommendations from friends and peers, and call or email a potential service provider to decide whether or not something is the right fit for you.

This Resource Directory will be updated regularly. Safe+Sound reserves the right to choose which information we will publish.

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1-to-1 Online Peer Support Chat – LGBTQ+ National Help Center

Anonymous and confidential space online to connect with a trained LGBTQIA+ peer support volunteer. We discuss many different issues and concerns including, but not limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer-sex information, suicide, and much more.

Hours: Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight; Saturday from noon to 5pm, Eastern
How to Access: Go to website

After Silence Message Board

After Silence is an online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors. You are not alone, you are not broken, and you can heal.

In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Access: Visit website and post

Bloom app and courses – Healing from Trauma

Learn and heal from trauma in a private, supportive space. Self-guided courses are written and checked by survivors, allies, mental health support workers and therapists from around the world.

How to Pay: Payment plans - monthly, yearly, lifetime
How to Access: Go to website

Center for Hope and Safety

Counties Serviced: Bergen Language Line Available Bilingual Staff Income Guidelines No income guidelines for FROs; income limits apply for representation in custody and divorce cases.

(201) 527-6275 (emergent legal services). (201) 944-9600 (24/7 helpline)

Central Jersey Legal Services

Income Guidelines Bilingual Staff Counties Serviced: Union, Middlesex, Mercer

Trenton: (609) 695-6249, New Brunswick: (732) 249-7600, Perth Amboy: (732) 324-1613, Elizabeth: (908) 354-4340

Coalition Against Rape and Abuse (CARA)

Counties Serviced: Cape May Language Line Available Bilingual Staff Divorce (Consultation Only)

Program Phone: (609) 522-6489, Staff Attorney: (609) 486-5348

Community Hope

Housing and mental health services and support with specialized programs for veterans and young adults

(973) 463-9600
959 Route 46 East, Suite 402
Parsippany, NJ 07054
How to Access: Call or use online form under "contact" tab at the top

Covenant House New Jersey

Support for who are homeless and trafficked youth, between 18-21. New Jersey wide

Call: 973-621-8705 (North Jersey office). Text: 844-912-1291
330 Washington St.
Newark, NJ 07102
How to Access: Go to website. Call number for information

CyberTipline – reporting online child exploitation

Place you can report a child being sexually exploited online. Staff at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children review each tip and work to find a potential location for the incident reported so that it may be made available to the appropriate law-enforcement agency for possible investigation.

How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call or make online report

Essex Newark Legal Services

Bilingual Staff Income Guidelines Counties Serviced: Essex

Hours: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
How to Access: Call or apply online

GetSetUp Classes for Older Adults

Virtual classes for older adults 60+ - health and wellness, travel, technology, art, cooking, online chats - all taught by peers. Offered through State of NJ for free.

Hours: 24/7
In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Go to website

Hey Peers

Peer support groups, one-to-one coaching, and private chatrooms where you can find meetings and conversations that can help you on your journey. For those facing emotional and behavioral healthcare challenges.

Expected Wait Time: Range of prices, can create free account
How to Access: Go to website

Hudson Pride Center support groups

Youth Connect, Beyond the Binary, LezFest, and Rainbow Elders of NJ. See website for more information.

3000 John F. Kennedy Blvd # 306
Jersey City, NJ 07306
In Person / Virtual: Hybrid or in person - varies

Kaleidoscope – Center for Family Services

LGBTQIA+ program providing support and guidance to New Jersey teens and young adults. Groups are held in Camden, Essex, Mercer, Morris, and Sussex Counties. Teen group for ages 12-17. Young adult group for ages 18-24.

24/7 hotline NJ PRISM: 844-657-7476
584 Benson Street
Camden, NJ
Hours: Monthly, various times
In Person / Virtual: Both
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call or check Facebook page for updated groups:

Legal Services of New Jersey

1-888-576-5529 (Statewide Hotline)
How to Pay: Free, income guidelines
How to Access: Call or access online intake form here:

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

Divorce (Consultation Only) LSNWJ provides free civil legal services to people with limited income, seniors, and people affected by HIV/AIDS. Intakes are over the phone, approximately 20 minutes. Counties Serviced: Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Warren

Hunterdon County: (908) 782-7979, Morris County: (973) 285-6911, Somerset County: (908) 231- 0840, Sussex County: (973) 383- 7400, Warren County: (908) 475-2010

LGBT National Coming Out Support Hotline

For all ages - support for coming out. Everyone who offers support at the LGBT National Help Center identifies as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

888-688-5428 (888-OUT-LGBT)
Hours: Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight; Saturday from noon to 5pm, Eastern time
How to Access: Call

LGBT National Hotline

Confidential safe space where callers of any age can speak about sexual orientation or gender identity/expression issues. This includes coming out issues, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.

Hours: Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight; Saturday from noon to 5pm, Eastern time
How to Access: Call

LGBTQ+ and Trans Teen Chatrooms

Our moderated chat rooms are for youth ages 19 and younger to talk in a safe space and be able to express themselves without fear of being judged (LGBTQ and separate room for transgender folks). ​You can discuss concerns, issues, talk about personal victories, or find a calm place to just hang out. All of you get to decide what these rooms are for, and all of you make this community. Operated by LGBT National Help Center.

Hours: LGBTQ Teens Chatroom: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7- 10 pm Eastern; Trans Teens Chatroom: Thursdays & Fridays 7-10 pm Eastern
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Go online

LifeTies Mentoring for Youth (Mercer, Camden, or Gloucester County)

The LifeTies Mentoring program pairs youth with trained volunteer mentors with the goal to provide the presence of caring adults for youth. Pairing youth with a mentor can support a path to a safe and healthy future. Through Center for Family Services. Services are available to support a variety of needs, including: -youth aged 10-21 (living in Mercer County) who are at-risk or have a minor offense in the juvenile justice system; -youth ages 10-21 in the LGBTQIA+ community; -youth aged 10-17 (living in Camden or Gloucester Counties) who lost a loved one to overdose or youth who have a loved one affected by substance use; -youth aged 10-17 living in Camden City; -youth in the Camden City School District (this opportunity is for school district staff).

584 Benson Street
Camden, NJ
How to Access: Email, call, or visit website for info

Mama Dragons

Support for parents of LGBTQ+ folks. Classes and virtual support groups - low cost, and social media accounts

In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Access: Visit website

Manavi for South Asian Women

Domestic and sexual violence services free of charge for South Asian women. Staff and volunteers speak English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Farsi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, French, Swahili, Kikuyu. Culturally Specific Organization. Legal consultations free; small fee may apply for representation. Counties Serviced: Statewide

P.O Box 3103
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Hours: 24/7 Hotline - multilingual
How to Pay: All services are free and confidential
How to Access: Call or text the hotline

New Jersey 211 Help Service

Find resources and information for housing, income, food, childcare, health, mental health, substance use, and legal matters.

211 or text your zip code to 898-211; live chat available on website
Hours: 24/7
In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Access: Free, go to website or call or text

NJ PRISM – New Jersey LGBTQIA+ helpline

The NJ PRISM LGBTQIA+ hotline is New Jersey’s first statewide information and referral hotline specifically geared to meet the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community. Compassionate staff ensure all calls are answered in a safe and affirming space.

844.NJPRISM (657.7476)
Hours: 24/7
In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Divorce (Clinic) Counties Serviced: Bergen, Hudson, Passaic

Bergen County: (201) 487-2166, Hudson County: (201) 792-6363, Passaic County: (973) 523-2900


Legal assistance in domestic violence and family law matters for low income victims and survivors Counties Serviced: Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Passaic, Union

Phone: (732) 233-0111, Text: (732) 535-6318

PFLAG – Princeton Chapter

The PFLAG Princeton chapter is focused on supporting family members and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people. We hold monthly meetings where attendees have the opportunity to share their experiences, feelings, and challenges in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment.

Hours: 2nd Monday of each month from 7pm-9pm on Zoom
In Person / Virtual: Virtual as of 8/10/23
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: If you would like to join our next meeting via Zoom conferencing, you must email us using our [email protected] address. Simply tell us the name you will be using in the Zoom software and we will email you the link to the meeting on the Sunday before the meeting. We must have your name to recognize you and admit you to the Zoom conference room.

PFLAG Flemington/Hunterdon County

Group for loved ones and allies of LGBTQ+ and queer folks. Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is the first and largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families.

Flemington , NJ
How to Access: Email for info about joining/meeting times

Positively Me group for youth

Join us for fun activities that will strengthen and develop everyday life skills in Confidence, Awareness, and Kindness. Each 3 week session is FREE! Open to Grades 5-8. Snack included. Runs periodically (currently January through March 2024). At the Community in Conversation hub.

9 Church St.
Bernardsville, NJ
Hours: Wednesdays 3:15-4 pm
In Person / Virtual: In person
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Register at link (Google form)

Queer Headed

Sober community events, support and resources for the LGBTQIA+ community of South Jersey.

How to Access: Go to Facebook page for updates

Rachel Coalition (Jewish Family Service Metrowest)

Counties Serviced: Essex, Hudson, Morris, Sussex, Union

Rutgers Law Associates

Discrimination - any area arising from, or reasonably related to victimization If prospective client is not VCCO-eligible, the hourly rate is $60 – retainer ($2,500-$5,000) may be required. Email is the preferred method. The intake team should be in direct contact via email within 24-48 hours to set up an intake call. RLA has the capacity to handle 50-100 FRO cases and related representation each year. Counties: Statewide

123 Washington St.
Newark, NJ

Shelter Our Pets

All-volunteer nonprofit corporation serving New Jersey and beyond (not a physical facility or shelter). If an animal is accepted into the Shelter Our Pets foster program, the animal(s) will be matched with a temporary, confidential foster parent, area kennel or other care provider. Info on website,, also can provide support and info on helpline.

Helpline: 973-506-9696
P.O. Box 8043
Paramus, NJ 07653
In Person / Virtual: Virtual
Referal Form :Survivors can contact directly - or can be referred to us through domestic abuse organizations, shelters and outreach programs, police department, social worker, attorney or other approved organizations
How to Access: Call. Please note, if you are calling for pet sheltering, some calls are returned from a blocked number

South Jersey Legal Services

Wills, Power of Attorneys, Healthcare Directives (Living Wills) for Senior Citizens ages 60 and over and for disabled individuals. Counties Serviced: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem

Atlantic County: (609) 348-4200, Burlington County: (609) 261-1088, Camden County: (856) 964-2010, Cape May County: 609) 465-3001, Cumberland/Salem County: (856) 691-0494, Gloucester County: (856) 848-5360, Monmouth County: (732) 414-6750, Ocean County: (732) 608-7794

Speak Your Truth Facebook Group

SYTT facilitates one of the largest, gender-inclusive domestic violence support groups on Facebook, where thousands of survivors worldwide receive abuse education, resources, and emotional support.

How to Access: Go to website - need Facebook account to join

StrongHearts Native Helpline

Culturally specific domestic and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans.

Hotline: 1-844-762-8483
Hours: 24/7 confidential, anonymous
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call hotline

Survivor’s Sanctuary (for healing) – from Me Too

This self guided healing platform was created to aid survivors in their healing journeys.

In Person / Virtual: VIrtual
How to Access: Go to website

Take It Down

This service is one step you can take to help remove online nude, partially nude, or sexually explicit photos and videos taken before you were 18 (minors). You can remain anonymous while using the service and you won’t have to send your images or videos to anyone. Service provided by National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Go to website and click "Get started" at the top of the page

The Network/La Red Helpline

Survivor-led organization to end partner abuse. Provides confidential emotional support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender (LGBTQ+) folks, as well as folks in kink and polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner.

Hotline: 800-832-1901 toll free
PO Box 6011
Boston, MA
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call helpline

The Office of New Americans

Office and website listing services and supports for newly arrived immigrants. See links below for resource packets with additional information: English: Spanish:

P.O. Box 0700, 222 South Warren St.
Trenton, NJ 08625
How to Access: Go to website

Wafa House

Culturally Specific Organization ONLY CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME Free legal information sessions: Counties Serviced: Statewide

How to Pay: Free